Australia’s newest loudspeaker manufacturer, M8audio, has released its second loudspeaker design, the Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution.

The Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution is a two-way bass reflex bookshelf/stand mount design with a 22mm-diameter aluminium/magnesium dome tweeter and a 132mm-diameter bass/midrange driver whose cone, according to M8audio’s founder, Mark Thomsen, is made from Egyptian papyrus. ‘We set out to create a beautiful small speaker, that was to set a new benchmark for what can be achieved with sub-compact speakers,’ he said. ‘A small and elegant speaker with unique realism and clarity, every detail in the Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution has been designed in the pursuit of audio performance.’

Thomsen told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine he designed the Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution specifically with a subwoofer in mind. 'To get the full engagement of the entire audio spectrum, the M8audio SUB OneTen has been co-developed alongside the Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution to perfectly match the sonic signature and is the accompaniment of choice for a musical setup of the highest calibre,' he said. (See story on M8audio SUB One Ten Subwoofer HERE.)

Thomsen (pictured below), is a Danish-born Australian with an electronics engineering degree and more than 20 years of experience in product design, development and manufacturing. He founded M8audio in January 2016, after deciding the speakers he'd listened to in Australia were overly boxy, expensive and somewhat underperforming. ‘I decided to create a company that would make some of the most amazing speakers available,’ said Thomsen. ‘What if you could get true high end sound, as well as beautiful unique design and craftsmanship without the outrageous price tag associated with state-of-the-art speakers? It may sound crazy, but I believe the company we created does just that.’

M8audio speakers are available only from the company’s Queensland factory, with ordering via the M8audio website. Thomsen said that he offers a 30-day trial after which, if you change your mind about buying the speakers, you can return them for a full refund, including the cost of shipping both ways.

Manufacturer’s Specifications: M8audio Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution

Description: Two-way bookshelf/stand mount
Enclosure Type: Bass reflex
HF Driver: 22mm aluminium/magnesium dome [T98ALMG]
LF Driver: 132mm Egyptian papyrus cone, neodymium motor [W132T-8]
Frequency Response: 72Hz–32kHz ±3dB
Crossover Frequency: 2.7kHz
Sensitivity: 83dBSPL (2.83V/1m)
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω
Minimum Impedance: 5.7Ω @ 235 Hz
Dimensions (HWD): 295×136×245mm
Weight: 5kg
Finishes: Satin White and Bird's Eye Maple
RRP (per pair): $2,800

For further information, please contact M8audio